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in st. peters square. >> president obama is back in the white house following his four-day trip to the middle east. the president met with the leaders of israel, jordan, and the palestinian authority. and has been hailed as a diplomatic breakthrough, the president persuaded israel to apologize to turkey for a commando raid that killed activists. >> this morning senators approved a budget for the first time in four years. it took 13 hours of debates. >> over the last two decades, i've averaged -- considered 7le -- 78 amends. with done 100, doing this has been a herculean feat. >> not a single republican voted in favor of the budget that calls for new taxes and fewer spending cuts than the house budget plan. the senate adjourned for easter recess immediately after the vote. >> anyone out there who thinks they have been on the world's worst date, you have to hear what happened to a woman in alaska. she says her date started out great. went for a walk in the woods but at some point they heard a russelling in the bushes and a man jumped out at them with a large knife. she said she to
square. >> president obama is back in the white house following his four-day trip to the middle east. the president met with the leaders of israel, jordan, and the palestinian authority. and has been hailed as a diplomatic breakthrough, the president persuaded israel to apologize to turkey for a commando raid that killed activists. >> this morning senators approved a budget for the first time in four years. it took 13 hours of debates. >> over the last two decades, i've averaged -- considered 7le -- 78 amends. with done 100, doing this has been a herculean feat. >> not a single republican voted in favor of the budget that calls for new taxes and fewer spending cuts than the house budget plan. the senate adjourned for easter recess immediately after the vote. >> anyone out there who thinks they have been on the world's worst date, you have to hear what happened to a woman in alaska. she says her date started out great. went for a walk in the woods but at some point they heard a russelling in the bushes and a man jumped out at them with a large knife. she said she took off running, wen
much. >>> to the white house now where president obama is using the swearing in of new citizens to press for quick action on immigration reform. let's turn to cnn white house correspondent brianna keilar for more on this. what's the latest? >> reporter: hi there, kate. 28 people became u.s. citizens here at the white house today. that included many members of the active military, and president obama used this as a backdrop to yet again push for congress to act. >> the time's come for a comprehensive, sensible immigration reform. we are making progress, but we've got to finish the job. because this issue is not new. everyone pretty much knows what's broken. everybody knows how to fix it. we just got to at this point work up the political courage to do what's required to be done. >> reporter: this comes on the heels of progress on a bipartisan immigration reform bill on capitol hill, the bipartisan democratic and republican senators' gang of eight, the so-called gang of 8, have gotten quite far, kate,s on their negotiations. so far on the path to citizenship for illegal immigrants
bachmann on the floor of the house saying obama-care is going to kill women and children and senior citizens. the real assault on the constitution was, of course, created by republicans, the heritage foundation in '89 wroug brought in the center alternative to the bill passed by mitt romney and endorsed by jim demint in 2008 and as soon as president obama took it up, they turned on it right there. the power the president has decide writing republicans will be that next day or next week or next month is enormous and deeply depressing. >> i feel like looking at freudian slips in social policies or policies that aren't as central to their agenda in washington is actually an important window into them not really being invested into policy at all. i think the republican party is really going to reinvent itself, messa messaging isn't the key part of it. being rooted in policies for the country. >> ezra, msnbc analyst, thank you. >> thanks. >>> president obama gave a big, very highly anticipated speech in jerusalem today. while he was in jerusalem he got a major award. the way the american
. that effort take a different tone on a specific issue today. chief white house correspondent ed henry is traveling with the president and reports from jerusalem. >> president obama spent a second day in jerusalem showing he is mending fences with israeli leaders to get upclose look at the dead sea scrolls and later trying to go around the leaders to appeal to the young people of israel to talk up peace. >> look to a future in which jews and muslims and christians can all live in peace and greater prosperity in this holy land. >> while also holding out the threat of war. again, vowing that the u.s. will have israel's back. by threatening possible military hip hop action military action against iran. >> all options are on the table. we will do what we must to prevent nuclear armed iraq. >> one day after talks with obama, perez agreed to exclusive interview with fox news and declared he beliefs his american counterpart is prepared to bomb iran if necessary. >> america is really looking for peace. but if somebody threatens peace, america is playing chicken. >> reporter: they hosted mr. ob
authorization is on its way to the white house the president obamas signature. >> today, the sandy hook elementary advisory committee meets to discuss violence prevention measures. it is nearly one under days after the school massacre that with gun control back in the spotlight. ed payne has the details on the latest legislative deals in washington. >> michael bull worked with families that the december massacre that took elementary. --michael bloomberg stood with the families of the december massacre at sandy hook elementary. >> think about how many of these children or teachers may have been alive today had he had to reload three times as many times as he did. >> both men talked about the importance of having a stronger background check system of all gun sales. >> senate majority leader harry reid express getting support for tougher gun legislation. he has since introduced a bill that would expand the background check system and deal with school safety in gun trafficking. >> the parent of grace mcdonnell one of the sandy hook students killed hopes that will motivate lawmakers. >> i ho
to reconcile these two documents. the house budget would balance after ten years. repeal obama care. no tax increases. the senate budget doesn't get to balance after ten years, it includes $1 trillion of tax increases, even some stimulus money to try to get the economy going. but it's significant that they're fighting at a lower level of intensity and turmoil. notice that the congress left for easter break without a crisis over a government shutdown. there was no crisis over potential debt limit, and government default earlier this year. could come back this summer but so long as it lasts, that's calming for the markets and good for the economy, and it may, lester, leave some space still for a compromise in which democrats would agree to changes in cuts in medicare and social security, and republicans would come up with a little bit more tax revenue, lester. >> all right, john harwood tonight, thank you. >>> president obama wrapped up his four-day visit to the middle east today, after helping israel and turkey end a three-year diplomatic dispute. that, in turn, will help the region deal wit
appearances it was a status quo returning us to the division of power obama in the white house, democrats have controlled the senate and the republicans in the house for. but appearances can be deceiving and they are. the most important reality of that election is that the republican to oppose anything and everything proposed by obama almost like a parliamentary party was not reworded. taking the debt ceiling hostage was not reworded. calling the obama health care plan, which was their own only a few years earlier, socialism was not reworded. that means they have to begin to rethink themselves, and importantly, democrats will not automatically embrace the same tactics in opposition so that was an important change that creates a new dynamic not that's going to solve our problems, but there is going to be no sitting around the campfire in washington making nice with one another. but the possibility now exists for a real effort and a successful effort to deal with our most pressing problems. >> too familiar washington faces, thomas mann and norman borkenstein it's even worse than it looks. this i
for next year. meanwhile the sequester cuts start to kick in and president obama is getting flack for canceling white house tours. now there is word -- no it's not. all right. so thanks so much. we'll check in with our kelly o'donnell on mark sanford. we just showed you the video. kelly, you're there for me, right? >> reporter: i can hear you, thomas. i'm not sure you can see me. >> yes, i can see and hear you and it looks like you have beautiful trees in south carolina behind you. let's talk about south carolina. it is primary day down there. mark sanford been getting a lot of press and a lot of the coverage i've been reading about is this is going to be a street fight for how this will advance. >> well, this is one of those occasions, thomas, where the sheer number of candidates makes this so unpredictable. it's rare to have an opening like this in south carolina politics where people in office tend to stay a long time. so 16 republicans jumped in, including the former governor, and his case is particularly noteworthy because he had the very public personal affair and that was s
authorization is on his way to the white house for president obama signature. >> the new spending bill passed by congress continues the requirement for six they mail delivery. but some lawmake in post officlawmakers and postal officials say that the plan is to cut saturday service that it should proceed. last month the postal service said it was which in august to a 5 day service for first-class mail but they continued the six daypack is delivered. they argue that they will still have to deliver over six days, but the difference is that not all the mail will be delivered on all six days. >> several bay area law enforcement agencies will be joining a global on-line tweet upon. nearly 200 police department agencies from run the united states and at least 10 countries of brawled with used twitter to track a day of petroleum, and calls and other public safety issues. the yvette is sent to begin at 8 this morning in the bay area. it aims to draw attention to morning in the bay area. it aims to draw attention to police [ female announcer ] the one for all. mcdonald's dollar menu, home of the meaty,
barack obama has let jordan at the end of his visit to the middle east. the white house had set low expectations for this trip. the main purpose seemed to be reasewering israel that the u.s. is a committed ally. looking back now on president obama's four-day tour. >> looking at the pictures you might think president obama was simply on holiday, touring the ancient city of petra in jordan. in israel, marveling at the dead sea scrolls. but these visits were carefully crafted events meant to send a message to israelis about his correction -- connection to the land they believe dates back to biblical times. the support is believed to be what pushed israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu to apologize to turkish prims recep tayyip erdogan about the raid. supporters at the israeli expandoes killed nine turks aboard an aid ship carrying activists trying to end the blockade against the -- against the gaza strip. >> it's in the interest of the united states that they begin this process of getting their relationship back in order. >> the entire focus of the president's trip was to strengthe
program. >> the white house is on a charm offensive. last week, barack obama spoke on israeli television, addressing directly some of israel's concerns. > i have been crystal clear about my position on iran possessing a nuclear weapon -- that is a red line for us. it is something that would not only be dangerous for israel but would be dangerous for the world, dangerous for u.s. national security interests. >> in washington, it is no secret that obama does not have a good relationship with israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. even if they put on a united front in public, as here in washington last year. >> they have fundamentally different views of how to advance peace in the area. the president started off by pressuring israel to make concessions, and israel, understandably, resisted and resented, and it has been like that for the last four years, unfortunately. >> israel looks to the u.s. to safeguard its very existence. republicans are quick to point out that while obama visited egypt during his first term, he never went to israel. they accuse the president of pandering more t
proposing since president obama won the white house back for democrats. and look what happens to the conservative rationale for budget can you tell us when conservatives get more honest about the debt and deficit. a conservative columnist says about the new ryan budget, it sacrificed seriousness for seriousness by promising to reach budgetary balance, not over the long term as budgets 1.0 and 2.0 did, but in a ten year window. this is not going to happen, and more importantly there's no reason why it needs to happen. modest deficits are perfectly compatible with fiscal responsibility. talk about singing a new tune. and the conservative think tank, the american enterprise institute asks why does the budget need to balance in ten years? debt reduction doesn't require balance, just that the economy is growing faster than the debt, while the plan does put the debt to gdp ratio on a downward trajectory, it probably doesn't need to be quite as steep. ezra klein, this is a big deal, and you're here on this show to prove it is a big deal. you would never come out this late if this was
and there is a reason why it's happening. secular progressives are running wild with president obama and the white house. they feel unchained, liberated and they are trying to diminish any form of religion. the goal is to marginalize religious opposition to secular programs. for example, in canada, in china, a woman can have an abortion for any reason at any time. secular progressives want that here. but traditional forces in america are in opposition. therefore, in this country, you can't terminate a baby without to be born without a damn good reason. if you do abort a latham late term baby you can be charged with murder. sp's hate that in scandinavia there are laws that say you cannot criticize minorities and if you do, you could be arrested. secular progressives want laws like that here. also, of the legalization of drugs well underway in many places. and that is the secular cause. so, if the far left can marginalize santa and the easter bunny. if they can tell the children those symbols are obsolete and unnecessary, they then set the stage for a totally secular society in the future. and that's what
may a shocking in mission about what president obama means when he says all options are on the table in dealing with this country. the president, according to press is prepared to strike. also tonight, the white house assault on the second amendment continues, even as democratic support is slipping away. congress today voting to avoid a government shut down. congressman marlon strops men of indiana joins us here to talk about the budget and the second amendment. the chinese nationals suspected of espionage and nasa has his day in court. the latest is that trial enters its 305th day. attorney state jenkins joins us. joining us now to discuss what geopolitical approach the united states should be pursuing and what we should be paying attention to, obama's claman a piece is the only path to true security. of course, objective of against iran syria benjamin netanyahu and the ceo of ge be international. a fox use digital politics editor. gentlemen, thank you for being with us. if i may, i want to start with you. benjamin netanyahu could not have been too pleased with whoever else happened
. they vented their anger with protests fueled in part by obama not condemning israeli settlements to build houses on land long held by palestinians. for families like these. today their house is an island. this is how over the past 30 years a nearby israeli settlement has grown, swallowing up almost half their land. rest cut off my a security fence. it's like we're in a prison, he says. we have cameras, gates and fences and walls. >> why do you stay? >> this is my homeland. this is my house, he says. the israelis are stealing the land day and night reaching parts of of their land requires a special permit. >> just explaining this whole hillside below the settlement is their land and full of olive trees and in order to pick the olives they need permission from the israeli military to get through the gates and cross this road. >> israelis see it differently arguing that jews were here on the land thousands of years ago. >> do you understand why this family is angry that much of their land was taken? >> no. >> the beauty of the green hills is obvious but solution far from it. >> dan: back her
to know. we begin tonight with the president's plan for the week. >> i'm athena jones at the white house. president obama speaks at a naturalization ceremony for service members here on monday. and then later on marks the beginning of passover. on thursday, he welcomes african leaders from sierra leone, senegal and heads down to maim on friday for a speech on the economy. >> i'm poppy harlow in new york. we will get the final measure of fourth-quarter gdp, broadest measure of economic growth. we will get the latest consumer confidence reading. that is key because confidence is a big part of how much all of us are willing to spend. on the housing front we will get the march new homes sales report. we will also get a look at the case-schiller home price index. u.s. markets are closed on friday in observance of good provide. we will keep an eye on all of that in the business week ahead for you. >> i'm a.j. hammer. here is what we are watching this week. justin bieber's mom joins us. we will find out the real deal about bieber's recent pickups on tour and his paparazzi battle. emily torres w
of attention. you can also give some of that to me, i'll take it. >>> keeping our eyes on the white house. president obama expected to speak at a naturalization ceremony for 28 new citizens. and talk about another rich american trying to make a difference on the issue of immigration reform. ♪ oh. let's go. from the crack, off the backboard. [ laughs ] dad! [ laughs ] whoo! oh! you're up! oh! oh! so close! now where were we? ok, this one's good for two. score! [ male announcer ] share what you love with who you love. kellogg's frosted flakes. they're gr-r-eat! duty service members. that ceremony coming weeks after obama had issued an executive order allowing many illegal immigrants brought over to the u.s. as children to remain in the country, avoid deportation otherwise known as dreamers and the dream act, which was widely debated. then he signed that executive order that was specifically focused on that group. also, the president this week today now back from his trip to the middle east refocussing on the very issue of immigration reform the bipartisan panel expected to have some progr
republicans aren't about defense at all cost. president obama holding private dipper at the white house to remind israeli he still cares. both easing suspension. that's why you have to get them in the same room before you get them on the same page. little things lead to big things. sometimes just seeing a new president like gerald ford making his own breakfast is all you need at the white house. to show scandal weary americans there is change at the white house. such images don't always last but never let it be said in the moment they don't count. that is not to say that waving to the crowd mys more crowd but it says there is a new noppope intown. they they you never get a second chance to make a first impression. but i'm impressed with those following up to take chances to make a lasting impression. >> kimberly: >> hello. i'm eric bolling with kimberly guilfoyle, bob beckel, dana perino and greg gutfeld. it's happy hour in panama city, florida. this is "the five"! ♪ ♪ >> eric: a special week out of "the five." if you're sick of the blathe blathering on capitol hill and white house,
of the white house, president obama expected to name thomas e. perez who heads up the justice department's civil rights division as his mom knee to head the labor d., and we will carry that announcement live at about 11:40 eastern this morning here on c-span2. also at 12:30, remarks from michigan senator carl levin. he'll be speaking at the council on foreign relations on u.s. defense policy issues. life coverage begins at 12:30 eastern again here on c-span2. and the u.s. house and senate return today to consider continuing funding for the federal government past march 27th when current funding expires. they're also expected to work on their respective budget plans for fiscal year 204. the house back at 2 p.m. for legislative business. floor debate likely while members wait for the senate to ask. also the senate in at 3 p.m. --2 p.m. eastern. and then hoping to move on to the 2014 budget resolution, and they hope to get it approved before by the end of the week before the easter recess. life coverage of the house, as usual, on c-span and, of course, the senate right here on c-span2. ..2
issued a statement saying president obama's ncaa bracket is a shocking failure of leadership. house republican conference put this video on youtube, echoing the same complaint. how dare he. all kinds of congressional republicans, including house speaker john boehner went on twitter insisting obama should stop this outrage of liking sports. get off my lawn! it is march madness, republican style. the first day of spring, the annual opportunity for house republicans to turn over an old leaf they know they shouldn't turn over any more but they can't stop themselves. also clearly it is going to be gonzaga. that does it for us tonight. see you tomorrow night. right now, time for "the last word with lawrence o'donnell." have a great evening. >>> tonight, here in washington, we now know that when the president's away, republicans will play the same budget games they play when he's here. >> the united states of america stands with the state of israel. >> obama in israel for the first time as president. >> joking with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu that it was good to get from cong
. that was the high point of anti-obama backlash. >> tea party. >> the tea party. that produced a house of representatives and it produced state legislats lislature that gerrymanders to lock in a quau si permanent republican majority in the house. in 2012 republicans lost a million more votes in the house than democrats and maintained a fairly significant majority. so what has happened is the moment in which the public was most plausibly behind a program of austerity and cuts and inl posed pain, which is what this is about, has passed. and yet it is carried forward through this kind of trick of the budget control act, the debt ceiling deal, and all these straitjackets that have been put onto the process so that we are now two years later, even though there's not public support for it in any deep sense, it has been repudiated at the ballot box by a fairly significant majority, house, senate, and the presidential election, we have inherited this terrible policy which is going to cause needless pain and suffering. >> but it's like they've taken a machete to it across the board as oppose to
to take the oath of u.s. citizenship this morning at the white house. then president obama welcomed the newly minted citizens, 13 of them members of the u.s. military. and he used the occasion to push congress again on immigration reform. >> we've all proposed solutions. we have a lot of white papers and studies. we just got at this point to work up the political courage to do what's required to be done. so i expect a bill to be put forward. i expect the debate to begin next month. i want to sign that bill into law as soon as possible. >> woodruff: in fact, bipartisan efforts are underway in both the house and senate to craft immigration overhaul plans. details are still being hammered out, but the president today restated his goal. >> we know that really form means to continue to strengthen our border security and holding employers accountable. we know really form means providing a responsible pathway to earned citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are currently living in the shadows. really form requires modernizing the legal immigration system so that our cit
to president obama's desk for his signature. the house of representatives passed it yesterday. it keeps the government funded for the next six months. it leaves if place $85 billion in sequestration budget cuts for the pentagon and for domestic programs. as a result of that, hundreds of thousands of government workers you can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. >>> also later today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will be closing. five air traffic control towers here in the bay area are on a possible closure list. they include concord, livermore, san carlos, santa rosa and napa. the faa has decided to shut down as many as 238 air traffic control tours all across the country because of the sequestration budget cuts. the airports would still operate but without air traffic controllers. instead pilots would go back to their old system of talking to each other over the radios. >>> san mateo police will patrol aragon high school. on wednesday a message was posted on an anonymous facebook page. police say it was a rambling note and listed yesterday
to make fun of himself, but this week, you said that president obama used this comedy as a weapon. first president bush doing the p presidential humor and we have seen more than a couple from president obama. >> this is my last white house correspondent dinner as president. i'm not sure what i will do next, and after he left office, vice president gore won an oscar and the nobel peace prize. hey, i don't know, i might win a prize, the publishing clearinghouse or something. >> hey, i went shopping at some stores in midtown. i understand that governor romney went shopping for some stores in midtown. >>> it is great to be here in the evening in this vast magnificent hilton ballroom or what mitt romney would call a little fixer upper e. >> dean, you see this as a big change in the presidential joking? >> yes, it is, and i wrote about it in the cnn opinion article which people can go to see the contrast of jokes of reagan making fun of himself being old, and bush making fun of his ability to speak english and as comedians we did, and so did he. self-deprecating humor is always likable, becaus
! a full marathon kicking off at 7:30 this morning. >>> president obama is back in the white house this morning following his four-day trip to the middle east. the president met with the leaders of israel, jordan and the palestinian authority during his visit in what has been hailed as a diplomatic breakthrough. he persuaded israel to apologize to turkey for a commando raid three years ago that killed nine activists. >>> the debate in washington over guns, same-sex marriage and immigration rages on. coming up on "this week" it's a clash of the titans. the powerhouse round table takes on the issue. don't miss abc's "this week" with george stephanopoulos right here at 8:00 on abc7. >>> the lights are back on across the bay this morning after they went out for an hour last night on purpose. it was part of a global effort to encourage people to think about conservation. abc7 news reporter centering joaquin tonna has the details onert earth hour. >> 1:30 the demand towers of the golden gate bridge went dark, the art installation on the bay bridge went dark and san francisco city hall we
you how much and when. >>> president obama is back in the white house this morning following his four-day trip to the middle east. the president met with the leaders of israel, jordan and the palestinian authority during his visit in what has been hailed as a diplomatic breakthrough. he persuaded israel to apologize to turkey for a commando raid three years ago that killed nine activists. >>> the debate in washington over guns, same-sex marriage and immigration rages on. coming up on "this week" it's a clash of the titans. 2012 obama campaign manager faces off with former bush deputy chief of staff. the powerhouse round table takes on the issue. don't miss abc's "this week" with george stephanopoulos right here at 8:00 on abc7. >>> the lights are back on across the bay this morning after they went out for an hour last night on purpose. it was part of a global effort to encourage people to think about conservation. abc7 news reporter sergio quintana has the details on the earth hour. >> 8:30 the towers of the golden gate bridge went dark, the art installation on the bay bridge went dar
house press secretary. does that help or hinder his job as press secretary to president obama? >> well, he serves the president first before he serves the press. that's what you have to bear in mind. he knows how it works, he knows how we think. he's been in our shoes following other presidents. that is helpful to him and the white house. maybe not quite as helpful to us. >> barbara joining us from portland, oregon, we're with cbs' bill plante. good morning. >> did you think that reflected well on the president? >> i don't think the press corps hates the president at all. i think there is antagonism toward the white house in general, not toward the president in particular. we are always trying to get information they don't want us to have. remember, we are not there to be a mouthpiece for any administration. we're not on the team. that's really the important point. we're there to try, to the best of our ability, to get information out to you. now, look, if you happen to like this president, then we're probably not doing our job in your view. if you don't like the president, we're still
to keep the government running is heading to president obama's desk for his signature. the house of representatives passed it yesterday. it keeps the government funded for the next six months. it leaves if place $85 billion in sequestration budget cuts for the pentagon and for domestic programs. as a result of that, hundreds of thousands of government workers you can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. >>> also later today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will be closing. five air traffic control towers here in the bay area are on a possible closure list. they include concord, livermore, san carlos, santa rosa and napa. the faa has decided to shut down as many as 238 air traffic control tours all across the country because of the sequestration budget cuts. the airports would still operate but without air traffic controllers. instead pilots would go back to their old system of talking to each other over the radios. >>> san mateo police will patrol aragon high school. on wednesday a message was posted
would not be signed by president obama, would not pass the senate, burt it will pass the house. >> shepard: mike, thank you. meantime, something about our economy does not add up. we all know that. the latest government numbers show consumers spending grew at a strong pace. that's great because consumer spending counts for 70% of the total economic activity. here's the weird part. we're not seeing the expected comparable rise in our paychecks. we're spending more but no making more, and we're not spending more on credit cards. in fact the expert said the payroll tax hike would slow spending. it did not. so what is this? and rick suggests that more americans are taking advantage of the underground economy, earning and spending cash off the books to avoid taxes or other regulations. rich is with us know. the chief been the correspondent for u.s. news and world report. at it the worst kept secret in the nation there is an enormous underground economy where people get paid cash and don't get benefits. it's a cash world. >> some of that is a constant. we know about landscape workers
show." i'm michael eric dyson in for ed schultz. president obama makes his first trip to israel and gets caught at an open mike. the love gov makes a comeback in south carolina, and march madness hits the white house. >>> but tonight, i start with washington dropping the ball on protecting our children. >>> this is "the ed show," and as ed would say, let's get to work. >>> it was supposed to change everything. the massacre at sandy hook elementary school was brutal and horrific, it shook us to our core but out of the tragedy, there was a hope something could get done. we as americans believed this was the event that would prompt our lawmakers to finally act, yet this is the cover of today's "new york daily news," shame on us. the faces of the 20 murdered children of the elementary school students in newtown, connecticut, surrounding those words. this is how a paper in the nation's largest city is reacting to news of the assault weapons ban being dropped. it was announced tuesday that the ban, introduced by dianne feinstein of california, was getting dropped from a larger gun saf
: if you look at this, could president obama reinstate white house tours if he wanted to? 63% say, yes he could. >> of course he could. martha, there's no question he could. okay, here's $380 million i got you right there. martha: that's my point. >> strike that. the other point in this, in my office budget, martha, last year i gave back 21% of my budget. are you delling me the white house can't find funds within its budget to allow schoolchildren to see the white house? it is really ridiculous when you think about it, that they can't find funds within their existing budget. i know they could if they tried. martha: we also talked about the overlapping agencies. i played yesterday a sound bite of the president in his own state of the union address talking about how three different agencies dealt with salmon. and we looked it up to try to figure out if that was still happening and it is still happening. in many of the case he cited those agencies have grown in their responsibilities, not been cut. what can be done about all of the overlap and redundancy? >> here's what can be done. since i'
, to israel, where today, in the holy land, jerusalem, president obama took a page from his campaign playbook. he urged young adults there to be the change and believe peace is possible. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl was there. >> reporter: even as president obama came to the holy land to talk peace, rockets today fired from the gaza strip hit a town in southern israel. with rockets flying and peace talks going nowhere, the president bypassed mideast leaders and instead talked directly to the next generation. 600 israeli college students. >> part of the reason i like talking to young people is because, no matter how great the challenges are, their idealism, their energy, their ambition, always gives me hope. >> reporter: he told the young israelis to put themselves in the shoes of young palestinians. >> look at the world through their eyes. it is not fair that a palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of their own. >> reporter: for now, israel has lessened the blows of deadly terrorist attacks in part by building a massive wall that separates the palestinian territor
in and some people can't. >> don't ask me to defend the incredibly stupid decision of the obama white house. this was part of their offense to show how bad the sequester would be and that blew up in their face. this was part of the, we'll close the washington monument theory. we'll point out how bad the sequester is, you ordinary people feel the pain rather than doing things like canceling the gsa, you know, trip to las vegas. i mean, this was a bad mistake by the president to cancel the white house tours. they many could pounded it. bill: they made a poor decision in the first place, that's what you're arguing? >> right. bill: i tell you what republicans should do. they should boycott the easter egg roll on 1st of april. as silly as that may sound. say we're not going to go. >> i would be, better thing have oversight hearing to say really secretary napolitano, you could not find $74,000 a week you could have for white house tours? what about canceling this? what about the waste in this? what about doing this? what about that. a whole range of options they could have found ways within the h
, in large part, by obama not condemning israel's settlements, the building of houses on land long held by palestinians. families like the gharibs. today, their house is an island, this is how over the past 30 years, a nearby israeli settlement has grown, swallowing up almost half their land. the rest cut off by a security fence. "it's like we're in a prison," says mahmoud gharib. "we have cameras, gates, fences and walls." so, why do you stay? "this is my homeland. this is my house," he says. "the israelis are stealing the land day and night." reaching parts of their land requires a special permit. they're just explaining that this whole hillside below the settlement is their land and it's full of olive trees and in order to get over there to pick the olives, they need permission from the israeli military to get through these gates and cross this road. the israelis see it differently. arguing that jews were here on this very land thousands of years ago. do you understand why this family is angry that much of their land was taken? >> no. >> reporter: you don't see it that way? >> no. >>
years and trims $875 billion in spending. but it slashes much less than the budget passed by the house. the next fiscal battle is anticipated in july when president obama will likely ask congress for increased borrowing power. >>> there is a meeting between pope francis and his predecessor today. the new pope met pope emeritus benedict. benedict has been living at the papal summer palace since retiring last month. the vatican says benedict gave pope francis a pledge of obedience. observers say there's to show there is no power struggle inside the catholic church. the two prayed together and then they had a private meeting and lunch. >>> president obama has just arrived back in washington tonight from a four-day trip to the mid-east. the president got a chance to be a tourist at the an sent city of pitra in jordan. this is the most popular tourist attraction in jordan. president obama made his first visit to israel on this trip. >>> cities around the bay area had mark earth hour by dimming lights on public buildings in two hours. it begins at 8:30 tonight. the bay bridge as you can see
: after president obama concluded the law is unconstitutional, house republicans entered the case to defend doma. >> thanks to pete williams who will join our coverage tomorrow and wednesday, if the high court strikes down doma, that would not automatically require states to permit same-sex marriage but the ruling could be a game changer for what all states are allowed to do. let's spin. jonathan capehart, friend of the show hark as piece out in the "washington post" today where he says, i don't think lgbt american fully appreciate how ten with us thing are on the court right now. he is very cautious. in factoring argues that the shift in social acceptance of gay marriage recently might actually give the supreme court reason to believe it does not need to action on doma or prop 8 because the democratic process is moving so quickly. i think that is an interesting and a fair point. for the years that i've been covering the gay rights movement, it has insisted often prematurely that public opinion, social science, moral authority, et cetera, was already with them. that the country ha
said that the white house is a reality show. this is a woman via mark burnett did her own reality show and she accused barack obama of having a reality show. >> she's got a tart approach and she gives a good show, reality or not reality. but i don't think she's a serious political factor in the republican party. and i have to say if i was going it take political advice from someone in that spat, it would be from karl rove and not from sarah palin. >> thank you very much. ruth marcus, i can't see you -- taking advice from either one. but to be continued. and meanwhile, the blame game, the republican party chairman, raince priebus took a thinly veiled shot at his predecessor in trying to explain what went wrong for the gop. >> for quite a while when we walked into the inc, both credit cards of the rnc were suspended. this is before i walked in. now just think about this for a second. if you got one of two of the biggest national political parties in the world, that has both credit cards suspended. >> are you saying that former chairman steele ruined the party or at least the rnc financia
the aisle, president obama and the senate, to commit to the same commonsense goal. the 2014 house republican budget sets a responsible precedent by ensuring our government lived within its means. just like millions of americans across this country, just like my constituents back in north carolina. i hear from them every day and they ask me why can't the federal budget be balanced. why can't washington get its spending under control. this proposal sets real, practical goals that will stop spending money we don't have, fix a broken tax code, protects and strengthens important priorities like medicare and national security, reforms welfare programs like medicaid, so it can deliver on the promises to deliver to those who are in most need. it also does repeal the president's health care plan. and it puts in place and allows aos put in place real sensible patient-centered reforl for health care. the house republican budget reduces the deficit by $4.6 trillion over the next 10 years. this budget offers a plan to expand opportunity and create jobs. while not sufficient by themselves, policy reforms
a bigger white house budget than barack obama does. this is a trivial pursuit. and michele bachmann made a mistake pursuing it. >> he says bachmann is playing small ball with the president and can't backup her criticism. >>> to the politics behind the gun control debate. democrats in the senate have decided not to put a ban on assault weapons in their proposed gun control bill, that's because it's not likely to pass. they're putting more of their efforts into required background checks. vice president joe biden says he's not giving up the fight. >> this is not about anybody's constitutional right to own a weapon. for all those who say we shouldn't and can't ban assault weapons, for all those who say the politics is too hard, how can they say that? when you take a look at those 20 beautiful babies and what happened to them and those six teachers and administrators. >> gloria borger joining me now from washington. gloria, what's going on behind the scenes on capitol hill with these gun measures? >> well, if a ban on assault weapons were easy to get, they would have renewed it when it expir
obama's visit to israel. it is obvious that the stock for the president is all about pressing flesh and renewing relationships. >> ahead of the visit, the white house played down hopes of a renewed middle east peace process getting under way and signalled clearly that no major breakthroughs should be expected. so far, obama and israeli president benjamin netanyahu have been doing their best to put personal disagreements behind them. >> we look now at where israel and the u.s. stand today and with this visit could possibly take those ties. >> this is it is more of a symbolic gesture and less about the specifics of a peace plan. barack obama's aimed to build back a little warm in relations with israel. >> we've spent more time together, working together than i have with any leader, and this speaks to the closeness of our two nations. [applause] >> the alliance between the united states and israel is considered sacrosanct and has a long tradition. it dates back to 1967, during the six-day war. israeli forces took control of the west bank and the gaza strip. washington's pro-israeli pol
that obama has taken his offensive charm -- sorry, charm offensive to israel, where depending on what you read, it seems to be bombing. >> greta: we're back with former speaker of the house, newt gingrich. mr. speaker, your thoughts about the president's trip to israel? >> well, i think this is a president who has made shallowness an art form. he drifts across the land, pleasant, nothing changes, and he leaves. he couldn't even contain himself long enough to get out of israel. the fact is that there is no undertow of isolation. there's a long-term systemic effort to isolate israel. there's a deep historic tradition of anti-semitism in much of europe. much of the arab world is deeply committed to the destruction of israel. this president and secretary of state cannot even get the new egyptian president to say he's committed to the camp david accords. so, i think that to blame the israelis for being isolated at a time when they have missiles at them from gaza. they have chemical weapons in syria. they have hezbollah in their north. they have iran trying to build a nuclear weapon to eliminat
process in the middle east. so i think white house officials are feeling good about the trip. the big question, if you talk to experts in the region, is what is president obama going to do now to try to restart peace talks? of course, secretary of state kerry is really taking the lead on that. to what extent will president obama engage in that and get involved? that's what experts around the region will be watching. overall, they believe it's a success. alex? >> something else that could be deemed successful, the first budget in four years after the all nighter friday into saturday, what's the reaction there at the white house? >> final votes came in at 5:00 a.m. the white house thinks it's a good thing, that bill that passed through the senate really echos what president obama would like to see in terms of deficit reduction but the problem, of course, is when you match up is the senate bill with the house bill. the senate bill calls for deficit reduction through increasing taxes and spending cuts and, of course, the house bill calls for steep cuts in balancing the budget within ten y
to the white house where president obama is making an announcement, expected to nominate the next cabinet secretary. straight to the press room. >> thank you. everybody have a seat. have a seat. as i've said before, my top priority as president is doing everything we need to do to make sure that we're growing our economy and that we're strengthening our middle class. as i said in my state of the union address last month, every day we should be asking ourselves three questions. one, how do we make sure america is a magnet for good jobs. number two, how do we equip people with the skills they need to get those jobs? and number three, how do we make sure that hard work actually pays off in a decent living? these are the challenges that i've been instructed my team here at the white house and in my entire cabinet to focus on. and a position that's instrumental to tackling these challenges is having an outstanding secretary of labor. so i want to begin by thanking hilda solice and her entire team. including acting secretary seth harris. for the outstanding work they've been doing over the past
's disgusting and you guys voted to 8 washington behind my house? which is behind my house? it's ridiculous. how dare you, how dare you cater to the developers instead of to the people. we should learn by obama's election. he got voted because he was for the people. you guys don't get it. when are you going to learn? thank you. (applause) >> next speaker. >>>♪ i'll be there to shake your house hand and i'll be there to share all your land plans when you make the, the impact make the impact fee city now, city now city now i'll be there to shake your hand and i'll be there to share your impact plan when you can make the impact money fee shake your city hand share the plan share your city hand share all your city good plans >> thank you. next speaker. >>> michael [speaker not understood] for the san francisco gray panthers and senior disability action. we are completely opposed to any kind of plans which allow more conversion of tics into condos. it's an incredible incentive to [speaker not understood] depictions, speed it up when there is a huge crisis of homelessness among seniors. it's going t
of middle class cayennes and americans who continue to struggle in the obama economy. >> reporter: and house budget chair paul ryan a few minutes ago called it a good week for house republicans, because he says they are presenting the country a budget that balances in a responsible way. jon? jon: seems like a lot of finger pointing still underway on capitol hill. mike emanuel. >> reporter: i guess. jon: thanks. jenna: a key vote is set to take place on a plan that sees up to 10 percent of some bank goes -- deposits in cypress. it's raising a whole lot of questions worldwide because of the precedent it might set. greg talcott is live in london so, greg, how do things stand now in cyprus? >> reporter: jenna, we are less than an hour to the start of a debate on that plan. reports are that plan has been modified to make it a bit easier to take. the reports again say that there will be no tax or levy imposed on depositors around $30,000 or so but anywhere from 7-10% on all deposits after that. some atms are working on the island nation of cyprus, the banks on that island remain closed. there is t
to other staffing. there was no influx of excessive staffing when president obama came to the white house. and the dog walker she mentions is in reality the white house groundskeeper. cnn's dana bash attempted to follow up with bachmann about what he had said. the as a result, both women out of breath and a dramatic shift in topic. >> what i want to ask you about is the fact that you talked about the excesses that he's engaged in, the fact that he has a dog walker which is not true. >> the big point of my speech was about benghazi. this was an absolute disaster. >> you also made specific accusations about the president spending money that other presidents also made. >> the real issue is there are four americans that are dead. the secretary of state was not in conversation with a secretary of defense or with the chair of the joint chiefs of staff. >> i think that's an important point. if you want to focus on that -- >> that's it. that's what's important. do you want to talk about dog handlers and there's four americans killed? >> congresswoman, you're the one who put it up. >> of course, t
obama and speaker of the house, john boehner, both in denial or are they drinking the same stuff? >> i think it's important to recognize is that we've already cut 2.5, 2.7 trillion dollars out of the deficit. if the sequester stays in you've got over 3 1/2 trillion dollars of deficit reduction already so we don't have an immediate crisis in terms of debt. in fact for the next ten years it's in sustainable place. >> we do not have an immediate debt crisis, but we all know we have one looming. >> greta: turns out a majority of americans disagree with the president and the speaker of the house. a new poll showing, a fox poll, that 68% of americans describe the national debt as an immediate problem. only 27% say the debt can be handled in the future. mayor, what do you think? the speaker and the president don't think it's an immediate problem? >> i think the american people are far better economists than the people in washington. the reality we do have a serious debt problem. it's been accumulating now for four or five years. under obama it's been accumulating at massive amounts and there'
president obama's departure to israel yesterday. the white house has yet to verify the claims but lawmakers are increasingly calling for action. here's what president obama said earlier today in a joint press conference with israeli prime minister netanyahu. >> with respect to chemical weapons, we intend to investigate thoroughly exactly what happened. obviously, in syria right now, you've got a war zone. you have information that's filtered out. but we have to make sure that we know exactly what happened, what was nature of the incident, what can we document, what can we prove. i've instructed me teams to work closely with all other countries in the region, and international organizations, and institutions to find out precisely whether or not this red line was crossed. i will note without at this point having all the facts before me, that we know the syrian government has the capacity to carry out chemical weapon attacks. we know that there are those there the syrian government who have compressed a willingness to use-- expressed a willingness to use chemical weapons if necessary, to prote
to surrender the things that matter. gotcha. that's powerful. verizon. ♪ lou: when president obama returns from the middle east, waiting for him will be a continuing resolution to sign. we will be talking up the appearance of bipartisanship in congress as well as why the white house seems determined sister bus of our second amendment rights. first, housing sales and prices on the rise. investors remain nervous about europeeand its problems,amely cypress. the dow jones industrials dropping on the anxiety. s&p down 13, nasdaq lost 302. the uncertainties in europe helped rally gold up $6.30 per ounce. crude oil added more, just over dollar-selling in 9245. the bond market, treasuries 10-year rose up with a yield of 195%. an rights activists filing a lawsuit in an effor to stop the new gun-control law. considered the toughest in the country. their lawsuit filed by the national rifle association affiliate in n york argues a law violates the second amendment in this respect new yorkers because it was passed without committee hearings or public hearing. meanwhile, the independence institute has filed
? >>> michelle obama was running from reporters after claiming president obama lives it up in the white house. a lifestyle of excess, talking about chefs on air force one, movie workers and a dog walker. the fact checker called bachmann's claims absurd. one right winger agrees. >> michele bachmann said it's long past to cut the nonsense and look at things clearly. michele bachmann actually trivializes it as a huge problem and irresponsible spending by the federal government. two words, not good. >> okay, everyone. i'll let you set your dvrs and tivos. are you ready? bill o'reilly is right. i agree with bill. this is another trivial pursuit. it's not about policy. it's another silly personal attack like all the ones we've become used to. whether it's claiming the president wasn't born in this country or that he didn't really go skeet shooting or attacking his lavish vacations where he grew up or for presenting the first lady an award at the oscar's or for slamming him for filling out ncaa brackets. bill was right. but i wonder if he told his colleagues that these attacks were a waste of time?
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verse is lit up by saying all you guys are so unfair because we know president obama doesn't control legislation, the republican house does. why don't you tell us, yes, republicans need do things, but is there more barack obama can do to use his bully bill put to push this issue forward? >> yes, and he knows it. social security happened because of franklin roosevelt. i don't think you can anyone anyone in congress back then responsible for social security. civil rights and voting rights act in '64 and '65 were because lindon johnson took the southern democrats and others literally by the ears and said, you will vote for this. people want it. h is right, end of story. go up there and vote for it. and obama, president obama, i really think he just has to get his game on here and start kicking some butt because the people will be behind him if he does. >> even though the republicans have shown no willingness to negotiate with him on anything else, you think this has to be an effort he's got to make? >> absolutely. i think -- i don't want our side to be constantly whining and complaining
. rahm is the mayor of chicago. he's been the white house chief of staff under president obama, a member of congress from illinois and special counsel to president clinton in the white house. he's famously profane, enormously confident, he speaks and moves fast. a few more things to know about him, he lost part of a finger after a meat slicer accident while working at arby's. he's trained in ballet. and actually moves like a dancer. it's more of a glide than a walk. even when he's about to close the door in your face. he is the first mayor of chicago not named daly in 22 years. and it willy, to his sorrow, frustration and consternation, chicago has become the poster city for gun violence. you've got kids killing each other in your city, and that's a big deal. on top of everything else in your life, that goes to sleep with you every night and it's here with you in this room right now. >> well, yes. i wake up, the first thing i get is the overnight of what happened. i make it a purpose, which is not done, never done, i call each of the families whose kids have been victims one way or the o
sequester. those will mean furloughs and cut backs. the measure goes to the house which is expected to approve it tomorrow then send it to president obama to prevent a government shutdown next week. >>> a bay area boy scout council has become the first in the country to call for the boy scouts to drop its policy banning openly gay adults and youth. a recent survey conducted by the council found that 65% of respondents wanted current membership policy changed and 81% of the council's active scouts favor dropping the ban as well. last year they denied a boy his eagle scout rank because he is openly gay. it will work to pressure the boy scouts to change their membership policy. >>> the wet weather we've seen here has also been dropping snow up in the sierra. chain controls were in effect early this morning. the weather system caused officials to postpone today's start to the u.s. alpine championships at squaw valley. that is expected to start tomorrow and run through sunday. >>> the rain was in and out in about 24 hours just as bill martin told us t
house discuss the implications of president obama's trip to the middle east next week. from washington institute, this is about 90 minutes. >> good afternoon. good afternoon. welcome to the washington institute. i'm rob the director of the inconstitute. i'm happy to welcome you here today. just at the outset, if i can please remind you, cell phones off, please, not just on vibrate but off completely. this event is being live-streamed for our thousands of fans around the world. this event is being broadcast by c-span, so, everything you say can and will be used against you. so, please too turn your cell phones off. we're gathered here today because president obama is off for the inaugural overseas visit of his second term and he is going to the middle east. going to israel, to the west bank, and to jordan. his itinerary is a very different than the itinerary of his middle east trip in the beginning of his first term. we're going to hear more about that. and i think the mission of this trip is very different than the mission of that inaugural trip of his first term. we're going to hear a
in the obama white house as an economic top advisor. so we know that for the past three years, growth in america has fallen well below, really, what the congressional budget office, our experts, have predicted. these studies show our debt is hurting the economy now and that increased spending and more debt must end now. it cannot be contended any longer that it is good for america to borrow more and spend more. we cannot borrow more to spend more. somebody compared that to taking a bucket in one end -- the deep end of the swimming pool and filling it up and going to the shallow end and pouring it in. the borrow to spend and you drop some along the way, truth be known. we must grow the economy, not keep growing the government and certainly not keep growing the debt. so i believe we all know this. i think the american people know it. and we in congress have a responsibility to honestly confront this challenge and put our country on the right path. and, as we've learned, we actually don't have to cut spending. all we really need to do is allow the spending to increase, but allow it to in
to be investigated. the embassador echoed what president obama said. another key republican, mike rogers, the house intelligence chairman, was on cbs news this morning and said he thinks, it appears to him, chemical weapons were used but he's a former fbi official who wants to see forensic evidence. that's important for a republican lawmaker to underline saying we need evidence before we say chemical weapons were used. >> ed henry on a historic day in jerusalem. we look forward to your report tonight. >>> more about israeli u.s. relation from the director of center for strategic and middle east programs. man, people talk about these two men at adversaries and today they say there's not much daylight on iranian, the thanks and accolades and friendship and we're the best friends, it doesn't sound as if there's a problem. >> the optics are good. everybody wants this trip to be successful. there's a lot at stake for the president. a lot at stake for the israeli prime minister and they talked about no daylight between the u.s. and israel on iran but there's a difference in the language they're speaking
number two, one of the signature issues of obama's first campaign for the white house. the president's pledge to close gitmo. are i have said repeatedly, i intend to close guantanamo, and i will follow through on that. >> we're learning that a hunger strike at the detention facility is expanding to 25. one u.s. general is playing down those reports, though, saying action is a result of anger at president obama. >> they were particularly put off, i'm told, when the president has made no mention of closing the facility. nothing in the inauguration speech this is them bringing this up to us. nothing in the inauguration speech about closing it. nothing in the state of the union. >> in january, the office working to close gitmo set up by the president, it was closed itself. the special envoy in charge, reassigned, with no plans whatsoever to replace him. our question, will gitmo ever close? jason. >> you know what? it probably won't and this is one of the great embarrassments of the 21st century in the united states. these are men and women who are accused of crime. not lex luthor, the jo
no time on the house floor pointing fingers at president obama for the budget standstill. >> the president has an opportunity during this critical debate to come forward and to help make this part of his legacy like it has become part of the clinton legacy. >> he gets his ncaa bracket in on time, but still no budget. >> mike, good day to you. third time the house is voting on the ryan budget. you have house speaker boehner giving his reading. what is different this time around, especially when it comes to the politics of it all? >> i'll tell you, alex, there's something remarkable going here in congress. not only is there passionate debate, there is finger pointing going on back and forth. that goes without saying on capitol hill. but it's followed by actual votes in the house and in the senate. let's starts with the positive here. at least there's one positive aspect to this. the united states government no longer faces a threat of shutdown next week on the 27th. that's when the so-called continuing resolution that funds the government was set to run out. both the house and the senate wit
. a stopgap spending bill to avoid a government shut down is awaiting president obama's signature, the $980 billion measure cleared the house of representatives funding day-to-day operations through the end of september and leaves if place automatic spending cuts to domestic programs and the pentagon but it eases the impact of other cuts. >> google's executive chairman is in myammar, one of the largest untapped tech markets and meeting with the president to push for free speech and private sector development. myammar, formally known as burma is coming from decades of military rule and international sanctions and undergoing dramatic political and economic reform. internet access is still rare only a small part of the 50 million residents have access to cell phones, but the visit comes after trips to india, libya, afghanistan, and north korea. >> drivers in the north bay and the south bay have been fighting signature alerts. >> we have you covered. >> southbound 101 coming from the waldo tunnel we have a look at the golden gate bridge now, a few cars coming by and you can access the golden ga
. , on "washington journal" a discussion on president obama's trip to the middle east. senior white house correspondent from cbs will discuss the history and importance of presidential press conferences. from theel o'hanlon brookings institution talks about u.s. missile-defense capability. " live aton journal 7:00 a.m. eastern, on c-span. >> we can take pictures of the ,rain and see the whole thing but there is this enormous gap in between about how the circuits in the brain function in order to be able to move my at you and process that information, or to lay down a memory. we don't know how that works. that technology is yet to be invented, a lot of this will be technology development. a lot will be nanotechnology. what we aim to do is record, from maybe hundreds of thousands of brain cells at the same time. be able, therefore, to understand how the circuits work. that is the brain activity map that is being talked about. very early days, not even a scientific plan at about milestones and time tables and cost. it is getting to be an exciting moment to put something together that we coul
such as that barack obama lives in regal style in the white house, and has his own presidential dog walker. none of which is true. dana bash who has made a habit of catching lawmakers tries to catch up with michele bachmann. >> i want to ask about the fact that you talked about the excesses he engaged in. the fact he has a dog walker, which is not true. the big point of my speech is about bnz benghazi. >> if you want to focus on -- >> there are four americans killed. >> you are the one who brought it up. >> he is american. >> you are the one that brought it up. >> she is in good shape. >> then bill o'reilly surprised them by going after the republican lawmaker. >> this is a trivial pursuit and michele bachmann made a mistake pursuing it. michele bachmann is
remarks from president obama at the white house. the president expected to address immigration reform during a naturalization ceremony for active duty service members and civilians. it is set to start just minutes from now. immigration reform has long been a political hot potato. recently momentum has tick picked up to sketch out a sweeping deal. bipartisan gang of eight senators involved in negotiations is trying to reach a compromise but just hit a snag over worker visas. byron york is chief political correspondent for the washington examiner and has taken a look at this issue. it all hinges on the border security, byron and there are some problems there you found? >> there are some real problems. we just found out about it last week at a house hearing. all the immigration reform proposals depend on the border security, some way to verify the border is secure of the all of of the republicans who are behind immigration reform insist you have to have proof of border security. in the past the government used something called operational control of the border and they have used various
-term elections, and then someone else writes to dean, it will never get through the house unless, of course, obama comes out against it. so dean, people seem skeptical about congress. is that shocking? >> not shocking at all. it's unreal. you know what makes it really unbelievable to all of us is that 90% of americans in polls support universal background checks for anyone buying a gun, what's called the gun show loophole. the assault weapons ban will never pass. that's the interesting thing. congress does nothing. doesn't work on the budget. you know, doesn't pass gun control to. me i think we should take a page from the nhl owners and nfl owners and lock congress out for a month. let them work at a motel 6. they are not doing the jobs. republicans and democrats should unify on the outside and make them do something object inside for us. >> i stopped reading tweets on the air, but i'm doing it just for you, all right? >> this is big. this is retro. >> followed up the skeptics with this question. how can we push congress to just get things done? one of your fans tweeted i'd lock them all in
house tours, but president obama somehow found 250 million extra to give to the radical islamic government of egypt. it makes no sense at all. i have an amendment that would cut off aid to egypt unless president morsi publicly reaffirms the camp david accord and publicly recognizes israel and says he recognizes the peace treaty or they get no money because i don't think he'll publicly say it. i think he's catering to the radical islamic mob that he'll public do say before he gets more money. >> sean: tomorrow, you'll be speaking to the hispanic chamber in washington and unveiling what you call trust and verify which is your immigration plan. how is it different than say, what marco rubio is proposing in his plan or the president? >> well, what we're trying to do is add teeth to that bipartisan plan. we want to make sure that border security is it in there. as conservatives we're worried you're going to give legal status and give border security later, well, it never comes. like so many liberal promises. so what we're asking for is every year we get to vote on whether the border
will be working on. that's a new historical low for which the obama administration can take credit. house budget chairman ryan has produced a budget. chairwoman murray produced a budget. it's quite remarkable that the president has yet to submit a budget, even though the law requires it be done by february 4. the president plans to release his budget the week of april 8, two months overdue. this will be the first time a president has failed to submit a budget until after the house and the senate have acted. once again, on fiscal issues, the president is leading from behind. he set a new low for fiscal responsibility. during the past four years we spent well beyond our means. the gross federal debt has increased by $6 trillion as a result. now, unless we change course, we'll add another $9 trillion over the next ten years. the gross debt is now, and maybe by then will still be larger than the u.s. economy. it's approaching levels where economists agree deficits and debt are causing slower economic growth. during the past four years we witnessed president obama's theory of economic stimulus. we sa
he was disoriented so if you happen to see him, call police. >> president obama is making the first trip ever to israel. the promises he is making and the unexpected travel troubles he faces today. >> plus, politicians behaving very badly. a fistfight broke out in the house of farm element. >> a study finds a sharp jump in the number of autism spectrum. doctors explain the possible reason. >> rebound in jerusalem right now, one of his stops in the first visit to israel since taking office. the three-day trip is filled with promises of unwaivering support as the president tries to win over skeptical israelis. abc7 news reporter, katie marzullos joins us. >> president obama is deeply unpopular with many israelis who are not sure the united states is serious about defending the percent state. in two speeches this morning the president is assuring those people his administration will pursue a middle east peace deal. >> from a closed door meeting president obama and israeli president peres present a united front, a desire to keep israel safe and secure. >> this is a common vision uniting
potentially at especially more horrific scenes than we have already seen in syria. >> bret: president obama talking about the possibility of the chemical weapons were used in syria. the house intelligence chairman mike rogers says there is a high probably now they were in fact used. president obama saying that president bashar assad should go. he has been saying that his days are numbered for 19 months. that is about 580 days. take a listen. >> it's not a question of when assad leaves. or if assad leaves. it's a question of when. he will leigh power. not a question of if. >> i am confident that assad's days are numbers. i think he must go and i believe he will go. >> the last one was today. >> if you go to the first time that he made the caug august 18, 2011, 2200 people died at that point in syria. now we're in excess of 70,000. it's one of the reasons i believe this will be forever a black mark on the obama administration. basically done nothing. the question he got today at the press conference to suggest that the u.s. hasn't done anything. the president pushed back hard on that but he w
. but the president is hoping for a different outcome next time around, keeping the senate and retaking the house. elections guru larry sabato writing in the "wall street journal" says: mr. obama and mr. democrats are so buoyed by national polls and the buzz from the november election that they sense a chance to make history. as of now, democrat cans would have to pick up 17 seats in the house to take control there. right now in the senate the democrats hold a ten-seat majority, that counts the two independents who caucus with them. but sabato warns, quote: electoral history and nature of the 2014 races indicate the democrats actually stand a greater chance of losing the senate than they do of winning the house. let's talk about it with ab. stoddard at the hill. that may be in terms of social media outreach and so forth that other candidates and other presidents haven't been able to do. what do you think, ab? >> that is true, and that's why we should start with why democrats think they have a hope the reverse or this history and do something that's never been done, to take the party back for the
attempts at repeal by house republicans. the law was upheld by the supreme court, president obama was even re-elected. some republican governors are planning for the expansion. what is she talking about? >>> up next, marco rubio and rand paul, who has the juice on the right wing? this will be fun for people on the left. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. i decided enough is enough. ♪ [ spa lady ] i started enbrel. it's clinically proven to provide clearer skin. [ rv guy ] enbrel may not work for everyone -- and may not clear you completely, but for many, it gets skin clearer fast, within 2 months, and keeps it clearer through 6 months. [ male announcer ] enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events, including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders, and allergic reactions have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. you should not start enbrel if you have an infec
in washington. the house has approved a temporary spending plan to fund the federal government until october. president obama is expected to sign the legislation soon. meanwhile, $85 billion in federal cuts continue to take effect. 1 million federal employees still face unpaid time off. also in washington, the house has approved representative paul ryan's controversial budget. through $4.6 trillion in spending cuts, the bill aims to balance the federal budget in ten years. it would repeal the affordable care act and turn medicare into a voucher program. house speaker john boehner said ryan's budget helps balance the federal budget. "the american people overwhelmingly support balancing our budget, a budget senate democrats are considering never balancing. that means more debt, fewer jobs, and, frankly, much higher taxes." meanwhile, democrats criticized the bill's lack of funding to healthcare programs. "one of the core elements of the ryan budget plan that gives us real partisan concern is that it doesn't keep our promises to our seniors, to our veterans, to our most vulernable population."
to presidential humor. we've seen more of than a couple from president obama. >> this is my last white house correspondents' dinner as president. i'm not sure what i'm going to do next. after he left office, vice president gore won an oscar and the nobel peace prize. hey, i don't know, i might win a prize, publishing clearinghouse or something. >> i went shopping at some stores in midtown. i understand governor romney went shopping for some stores in midtown. it's great to be here this evening in the vast, magnificent hilton ballroom or what mitt romney would call a little fixer-upper. >> dean, you see this as a big change in presidential joking, right? the attack comic. >> it is. i wrote about it in my cnn opinion article. you can see the contrast in jokes from reagan making fun of himself for being old. bush made fun of his inability to speak english. self-deprecating humor, you can't go wrong. it makes people like you. no one's offended because you're making fun of yourself. i should do that more. but president obama's turned it around. he does it like a comedian, like "the daily show." t
house press secretary. does that help or hinder his job as press secretary to president obama? guest: he serves the president first before he serves the press. he knows how we work. he knows how we think. he has been in our shoes following other presidents. that is helpful to him and the white house. maybe not quite as helpful to us. host: we are focusing on 100 years of presidential news conferences. barbara, good morning. caller: several weeks ago, there was the comment that the white house press corps hates the president. is that reflected in your reporting? also, did you feel chuck todd's behavior at the press conference with netanyahu reflected well on the white house press corps? guest: there is a natural antagonism toward the white house, in general.not toward the president in particular. we are trying to get information they do not want us to have. we are not there to be a mouthpiece for any administration. we are not on the team. that is the important point. we are there to try, to the best of our ability, to get information out to you. if you happen to like this president, we a
tomorrow. >>> they will keep the government funned through september and the measurement goes to the house where it is expected to pass. connect is racing to pass a spending bill and the bigger battle continues. >>> president barack obama will be focusing on fundraising. what president barack obama hopes to achieve by giving money to candidates for next year. >>> we learned about a planned attack at a florida university. >>> traffic looks good on the willow pass grade, we will tell you more straight ahead. that's why i got a subaru. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. . >>> we have new details about an attack on central florida. this former student pulled a an alarm and -- pulled an alarm and his roommate called police when a student pointed a gun at him. when police arrived they found the student dead of a gunshot wound and four homemade bombs. >>> a gruesome be heading of a wall street journal businessman was be headed. he was captured in pakistan and was later killed. a former leader was captured yesterday although he did not carry out the actual be heading. daniel pearl was captu
, something president obama has described as a red line. let's get to chief white house correspondent jessica yellen. she's in jerusalem awaiting president obama as he heads in her direction for his trip to the middle east. we just heard, jessica, from senator dieann feinstein, the chair of the intelligence committee, she said president obama has a decision to make. are you getting any sense of where he's going to go on this? >> hi, brianna. this is not something the white house is yet commenting on, except that white house chief of staff, dennis mcdunn, speaking to jake tapper, if, and i underscore if, these reports are substantiated, it is his word. the president said the use of chemical weapons by the assad regime would be his red line. of course, we would have to see what kind of action the president would then take. and the white house, again, watching this very closely. we don't have comment from them at this point beyond what white house chief of staff dennis mcdone now said to jake tapper. he said if substantiated, it would be a game changer, not backing down from that language that t
many to recoil here in washington, particularly at senior levels of the obama administration to some degree i think it's propelled the white house towards a greater reliance on drones, intelligence operations, on the use of small special forces teams to target terrorist cells around the world as opposed to trying to do more traditional nation building and remaking of society. perform. >> woodruff: ravij chandrasekaran and michael gordon, thank you for helping us look back. >> pleasure to talk to you. ruch rough we are collecting your iraq war stories, your reflections and lessons learned. find out how the share those on our home page. again, the major developments of the day, car bombings and suicide blasts killed 65 people in baghdad on the tenth anniversary of the u.s. led invasion of iraq. pope francis formally took office and called for the church to defend the weak and protect the environment. and the u.s. rejected claims by the syrian government that rebels used chemical weapons. >> woodruff: another newshour colleague is on a reporting trip abroad. ray suarez is in ireland and
at repeal by house republicans. the law was upheld by the supreme court, president obama was even re-elected. some republican governors are planning for the expansion. what is she talking about? >>> up next, marco rubio and rand paul, who has the juice on the right wing? this will be fun for people on the left. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. >>> now to the battle to 2016 already under way. on the republican side being fought between two relative newcomers. florida as marco rubio and kentucky's rand paul. "new york times" reported just today, for better or words they have come to represent this moment's forth in the republican road. mr. rubio, who decided the republican establishment in 2010 with his brash primary challenge to governor charlie crist's senate run looks like the establishment's man for now. mr. paul, as he try toss expand his appeal beyond the libertarian base of his father, ron paul, has become the face of radically smaller government. both rubio and paul came to washington with solid tea party credentials, but represent very different wings. one o
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